Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

Source: McCullough a leading candidate for MDA job

        By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, is a leading candidate to become executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that […] [...]

TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Is Mississippi better off than it was three years ago? That’s a fair enough question when it comes to measurable matters such as jobs created and money invested. The answer is: depends on whom you’re asking. And what you’re asking. When the Mississippi Development Authority announced April 8 that Brent Christensen  was […] [...]

Mississippi, 6 other states have bans on atheists holding office

ANNAPOLIS — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don’t believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The New York […] [...]

Ole Miss rated best tailgate spot in the nation

Before football games at Ole Miss, one of the best parties in the South is held on 10 grassy acres shaded by dozens of hulking oak trees in the middle of campus. Under canvass tents, women in dresses and high-heeled shoes mingle with men wearing pressed khakis and starched dress shirts. The buffet tables are […] [...]

Dak Prescott’s autograph fetches a pretty penny

Mississippi State star Dak Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to be accused of exchanging autographs for cash. “I’ve started just personalizing things — making sure I write to the person that they’re asking for. And I don’t sign things in bundles — just being a lot […] [...]

“South Broad” by Pat Conroy

In the tradition of outstanding Southern writers, Pat Conroy is a master storyteller and a magician with words. “South of Broad” was published in 2009, but I read what I want to, when I want to. Therefore, I have just finished this wonderful book and enjoyed all 512 pages of it. Well, actually I didn’t […] [...]

Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $8,200 in Mississippi is too much

MIAMI — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she’d be able to get health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law. Then she heard that her own governor won’t agree to the federal plan […] [...]

South Carolina’s Spurrier moves forward with plan to pay college football players

DESTIN, Fla. — Steve Spurrier is sticking with his plan to pay players. South Carolina’s outspoken coach first floated the idea at the Southeastern Conference’s spring meetings last year. Fellow coaches and league administrators listened, but it made little, if any, progress. He trotted out his stipend plan again this week and said Wednesday that […] [...]

Bryant criminalizes Jackson Women’s Health Organization

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state’s only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he’s not bothered by the possibility that the clinic’s owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. “If it closes that clinic, then so be […] [...]

Analysis: Few get all they want at Mississippi Capitol

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is moving to the end of its 2012 session, and interest groups are being reminded of a universal truth in politics: You can’t always get what you want. People who say the U.S. borders are too porous were upset when an immigration-enforcement died in a Senate committee, after passing the […] [...]

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